Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
For a powerful skin, aroma, and mood makeover, Patchouli oil proves an ideal essential oil. Extracted from the leaves of the Patchouli plant, Patchouli essential oil has many uses and benefits for both the mind and body. Patchouli oil contains a variety of skin benefits and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections. Patchouli essential oil can also promote a smooth and glowing complexion. The sweet and musky scent of Patchouli essential oil is often used in perfumes and colognes and can emit a natural musk when applied to the skin. The unique, herbaceous aroma of Patchouli essential oil is great for diffusing, and its rich chemical properties can have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions when used aromatically or topically.
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When purchasing essential oils, it is important to find oils that are pure. The purity of an essential oil determines how effective an essential oil can be. The less pure an essential oil is, the less effective it will be. Too often, essential oils that are on the market are not pure and contain contaminants and filler substances. These products limit an essential oil’s uses and benefits and reduce its power in fulfilling individual and family needs.
When doTERRA was founded, the Founders knew how powerful pure essential oils could be, and they set out with a mission to provide a pure grade of essential oils. Since their beginning, doTERRA has stayed true to this mission by making sure doTERRA oils are tested for purity through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested GradeTM protocol. This protocol contains multiples tests that thoroughly examine each batch of essential oils to make sure that they are pure. If these oils are found pure, they are then readied to be sold so that individuals around the world can experience the full and powerful effects of pure essential oils.
Patchouli essential oil comes from the patchouli plant, Pogostemon cablin, a bushy herb that is part of the mint family. The stems of the plant can reach two to three feet in height and bear tiny flowers that are pink and white in color. The patchouli plant also produces green leaves that are jagged along their edges. doTERRA Patchouli essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the patchouli plant.
Main Chemical Components: Patchoulol, α-Bulnesene, α-Guaiene
The main chemical of Patchouli is Patchoulol. Patchoulol has a sesquiterpene backbone and is a member of the alcohols functional group. Patchoulol contains grounding properties, and because of these grounding properties, Patchouli essential oil has a grounding effect on the emotions. To learn more about the chemical components found in Patchouli or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Patchouli blends well with Sandalwood, Bergamot, Peppermint, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, and Clary Sage essential oils for diffusion.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.